Grant acknowledgement guidance

It is a requirement of the grant contract that you highlight our contribution, regardless of the amount or nature of the project.

Please follow the instructions below to illustrate how to use the logo in recognition of your success as an award beneficiary.

By using the logo we can showcase where Community Grant funding is going and bring it to the attention of other organisations who may also wish to apply.

It is your responsibility to ensure acknowledgement of the Community Grant, and we ask that you keep a record throughout its lifetime to evidence how you have promoted our support

Logo and specifications

The logo below is the only logo to be used when acknowledging your Community Grant and must not be cropped, rotated, re-coloured or altered in any way when used.

Please also make sure the logo is no smaller than the minimum size of 20 mm and leave a space of 10 mm on all sides of the logo.

The logo is supplied in a variety of formats, please ensure you use the correct format for your purpose:

Using our logo – websites and printed media

If you have a website, please ensure the logo is displayed on the home page and is easily visible. Also, if you are active on social media and use it to promote your project, follow us on Twitter @SNorthantsC and like our Facebook page SouthNorthantsCouncil – by mentioning your project we can help share and spread your message further.

When producing any promotional printed material such as leaflets, brochures or press releases please make sure you include the logo so that it is easily visible.

If you would like to include a quote in any press releases, please email communications.team@southnorthants.gov.uk.

Please also include the following standard text within notes to editors on any press releases:
“The funding for this project was awarded by South Northamptonshire Council. Community Grants are available to all organisations and individuals located in the district. For more information on applying for Community Grants please visit www.southnorthants.gov.uk/community-grants."

Using our logo – other media

All forms of advertising for the project require inclusion of the logo, this includes outdoor media, banners/hoardings, social media promotion, press and TV.

If purchasing a vehicle with your funding please display the logo visibly on the vehicle.

Any events must include the logo on any promotional material, including programmes, adverts, outdoor banners and press releases.

To make it easier, if you are unsure where the logo needs to be displayed, simply check to see if it falls into any of the following categories:

  • Adverts
  • Booklets
  • Educational material
  • Flyers/leaflets
  • Information boards
  • Invites
  • Newsletters
  • Plaques
  • Posters
  • Presentations
  • Press releases
  • Programmes
  • Recruitment
  • Site boards/hoardings
  • Social media
  • Stationery
  • Websites

If you are still unsure, or require any more guidance, please email grants@southnorthants.gov.uk or communications.team@southnorthants.gov.uk.

The plaque

As part of your Community Grant funding package you will also be supplied with a plaque acknowledging the grant award from us.

Please ensure that, upon receipt of the plaque, it is put up within a month of its receipt, and is displayed (where possible) in a prominent area easily visible to the public.

If you require additional or replacement plaques, please contact grants@southnorthants.gov.uk.